• Joe DeLisi

Uncovering LifeStyle Addiction™

LifeStyle Addiction™

Over 20 years I have found that BEHAVIOR is the number one indicator as to whether or not someone will experience success or failure in their pursuit of wealth and the cash flow that wealth may provide.

Under the heading of Behavior, there are two categories which occur most often in the people that I meet who have yet to achieve some definition of monetary success and these are:

  • Hubris. Hubris is defined as excessive pride. Some may call this Ego. However I think everyone has ego…hubris is ego out of control. “Pride comes before the fall”…most of us are familiar with this quote. So if pride is dangerous, imagine the impact of EXCESSIVE pride…and that is Hubris.

  • LifeStyle Addiction™.

LifeStyle Addiction is something that is not often quantified in people’s financial lives. Some may call it “keeping up with the Jones’”but that really doesn’t explain anything. Also, a phrase like that is usually taken negatively. Addictions don’t occur overnight. They occur overtime. A cigarette a day leads to two, which leads to three, etc. Before you know it, you are a chain smoker.

LifeStyle Addiction™ is a slow process. Most people earn a higher income slowly over time and as that time goes by we slowly increase our lifestyle and BECAUSE it occurs slowly, it facilitates an almost ignorance to the fact that lifestyle is increasing and that it is becoming an addiction.

LifeStyle Addiction™ causes people to never retire because they figure out (too late) that their assets at retirement won’t come close to providing the lifestyle that they can't let go of.

We have a very specific method of uncovering your possible level of LifeStyle Addiction™. And by uncovering it we can plan to be able to make sure we can plan to always provide that lifestyle to you. Unlike other unhealthy behaviors, a LifeStyle Addiction™ may be something we choose to want forever. Think family vacations, nice homes, cars, etc. If it is important to you and you are “addicted” to a specific lifestyle, we need to discover it and we need to make sure it is there for you for the rest of your life.

Take action today and call us to work with us to go through our Lifestyle Addiction™ process.

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